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Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Located approximately 450 miles south or 90 minutes flying time from Miami are the three beautiful sister islands of; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Collectively known as The Cayman Islands. Recently Grand Cayman served as the host island for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s... Read more of this article

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

[Written by James Procter] When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in their Sunday best. Britain is marking the 70th anniversary of that now legendary story of arrival, which is said to herald the beginning of postwar mass migration to Britain. But... Read more of this article

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor Anwar Choudhury “has been temporarily withdrawn from his post as Governor of the Cayman Islands to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to investigate a number of complaints against him.” This is according to the official Cayman Government website, which cited Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin as saying, “I was... Read more of this article

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together” – Bob Marley For centuries Bermudians have been conditioned to think of those from other islands as less than themWe were conditioned to not unite with... Read more of this article

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaican Consul General To NY Visits Bermuda

Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Ms Trudy Deans made her first official visit to Bermuda and was welcomed by Acting Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban during a courtesy call on the Cabinet Office. “Apart from her duties in the United States, Ms Deans is also responsible for the Honorary Jamaican Consulate... Read more of this article

Couple Challenging Cayman’s Law On SSM

Couple Challenging Cayman’s Law On SSM

A couple plan to challenge the law prohibiting same sex marriage in the Cayman Islands, taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected by Cayman officials. The Cayman News Service reported, “A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence... Read more of this article

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea. A mere 1,000 miles later, they would find themselves on the pristine shores of our sister island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] and... Read more of this article

LOM Celebrate Opening Of New Cayman Offices

LOM Celebrate Opening Of New Cayman Offices

Directors of local investment firm LOM Financial Ltd. travelled to Grand Cayman last week to mark the opening of the firm’s new Cayman Islands office. The global financial services provider, founded and headquartered in Bermuda, celebrated the opening of the new office with an intimate cocktail reception for 80 guests on “The Island” in Camana... Read more of this article

Bermuda Hosting Caribbean Nursing Meeting

Bermuda Hosting Caribbean Nursing Meeting

More than two dozen nursing professionals from the Caribbean region are in Bermuda this week to participate in the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the 15th meeting of the Practice Committee for the Regional Nursing Body. This joint meeting of Caribbean Community [CARICOM] countries will focus on the Regional Strategic... Read more of this article

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Elizabeth J. Zechmeister & Claire Q. Evans] During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms – all of which were Category 3 or higher – produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year’s above-average storm activity was... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo’s Trip To Antigua Cost $4,607

Minister Foggo’s Trip To Antigua Cost $4,607

[Updated] A trip in January 2018 by Minister of The Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovita Foggo to Antigua and Barbuda cost $4,607.58, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from January 20, 2018 to January 22, 2018 [see update], and the web page listing said, “Towards... Read more of this article

BELCO Sends Third Crew To Help In BVI

BELCO Sends Third Crew To Help In BVI

BELCO sent its third crew to Tortola, British Virgin Islands [BVI] on Monday to further assist with ongoing hurricane restoration efforts following the devastating effects of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to be reported, caused wide-spread destruction throughout BVI, including its national electricity... Read more of this article

WIA Raises $140,000 For Hurricane Relief

WIA Raises $140,000 For Hurricane Relief

The West Indian Association of Bermuda have raised just over $140,000 for the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Campaign, and will be hosting their final fundraising event under this Campaign at this stage, a takeout lunch, on January 27th. A spokesperson said, “The WIA [Bermuda] wishes to again thank all those individuals, the Government of Bermuda,... Read more of this article